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How to access folder path from first input parameter and how to call IF Loop in batch file?

@Echo OFF SET FilePath=%1 SET HeaderFilePath=%2 SET RetrunCode="0" Call :sub %FilePath% exit /b :sub SET FileName=%~n1 SET PGPProcessPath=\\%~p1 SET EncryptFile=%PGPProcessPath%%FileName% SET ...
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Allow 4GB of RAM (Patch) in Windows Thin PC [duplicate]

I have tried modifying the kernel 3times. ended up badly with BSOD. Tried using RAMPatch for Windows 7, No effect.
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Why don’t I have the Get Windows 10 icon?

I want to get Windows 10, but I do not see this icon in the notification area (tray): How do I get the icon to get Windows 10?
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How to run elevated shell from within console2 (Windows 8.1)? Possible?

I come from Linux, and for days I have been pulling my hair out trying to run an elevated shell (powershell, ipython interpreter, and bash) from within Console2. However, it always pops open a new ...
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Permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from taskbar so it does not come back after reboot

How can I permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from the taskbar so it does not come back after reboot? I have tried the following methods without success (Touch Keyboard icon comes back after ...
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If I drag and drop a file to “copy” it from one drive to an other, if the object drive has an identically named file, does that file get overwritten?

In Windows 7 if I drag and drop a file to "copy" it from one drive to an other, if the object drive has an identically named file, does that file get overwritten ?
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Windows 7 can't see wireless printer

I have a P1102W printer from HP. I have a Windows 7 machine. I have a MacBook Pro. I setup the printer following the instructions from the Windows 7 machine. I am able to print from the Mac but ...
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How to install Windows 8+ with drives mapped as directories

I do not know if it is even feasible at installation time. My setup is as follow : One 32Gb SSD One 1Tb HDD On the HDD, i'd like to create two partitions, one for the programs, one for the users ...
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How to install memcached 1.4.5 on a Windows 7 machine

I am trying to set up the environment to work with a Ruby application that requires a memcached server installation to work with the Dalli client. Dalli requires memcached 1.4+. I am installing this ...
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How to re-image windows on a a machine with single drive/hard

I'd like to purchase a Lenovo W541 laptop, but I have an issue with the way Lenovo changed their way of having HDD. On my current laptop I have two partitions/HDD, one for system files and one for ...
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How to disable the “Get Windows 10” icon shown in the notification area (tray)?

This icon showed up in my taskbar notification area today and I cannot seem to get rid of it: Clicking on it displays the following screen: So how do I disable or remove the "Get Windows 10" ...
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Is typing %^ into cmd.exe a Windows easter egg?

I typed %^ in cmd, and it said: More? When I pressed Enter it gave the same response. What is this?
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windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow

I have being doing some research on Google but I cannot find what is the windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow. I need to find it to do a global update for my citrix gold image.
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Installing Windows 10 from the Internal HDD [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 Partition (C:) and a partition which contains my data. I currently have a Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO Image. Can I install Windows 10 directly by running the 'Setup.exe'? I ...
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Profiling your windows operating system

I am boggled when I click on an application in windows and have to wait 10 seconds for it to respond. I wonder "you can run 16 billion instructions a second, what are you doing that keeps you from ...
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What's the equivalent of Wevtutil in XP or 2003?

I have a batch file for saving event logs to our shared drive. I want to do this for XP and Server 2003 without very much effort. What could I use since Wevtutil is only on Vista and up? rem Script ...
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Retrieve contacts from Viber PC version

Question: I was using Viber in both PC (not the windows 8 metro style app) and Mobile phone. Unfortunately I lost my phone. Still I can user the desktop version of Viber . I can see all my contacts ...
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Seagate External Hard zero size

I have a seagate external hard disk and recently I encountered some problem with that. I am using both windows and Ubuntu environment and my hard disk detecting on both but, in windows it's says the ...
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How to stop Microsoft IntelliType Pro (itype.exe) from interpreting keys

Intellitype Pro is a nice software that helps me when I'm using my Ms keyboard. When I'm on the road using my laptop's built-in keyboard it interprets some of the keys incorrectly and reacts on them, ...
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Network error: The specified network name is no longer available

I'm receiving this message after getting a list of files. And trying to move a file out of the list. There is no Antivirus software installed on this server. The server is Win Server 2003 SP2.
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Laptop monitor brightness changes depending on image displayed

I have a windows 8 laptop. My desktop background is very dark (almost black) and when i have no windows open, my brightness dims. When i open an application that is primarily white (google chrome's ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to “unselect” in Windows Explorer?

If I've got a file (or files) selected in Windows Explorer, the only way I've found to "unselect" them is click with the mouse on some empty space. I thought Esc would do this, but it doesn't. Also ...
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How to manually start windows update

How can you manually begin Windows XP's Windows Update without entering to http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate with IE?
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How to back-up an external drive using Windows File History

Windows File History only back-up Library Folders, I have an external drive I also want to back-up its got about 1Tb of data so it would be useful to back-up changes as they happen as well as my ...
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I have a bootable Ubuntu 10.10 on an old flash drive. What is the best way to update to Ubuntu 14.xx?

I have no files I'm concerned about losing, but my flash drive is only 2GB. Can I update through Ubuntu itself, or do I need to go through Windows? Thanks!
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Windows 8.1 stuck on “Checking for updates…”

Windows 8.1 doesn't appear to be updating. When I go to check for updates, it seems to just continuously check for updates without making progress. I have left it for a few hours with no luck. I ...
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Map Ctrl-Shift-V to an action in vi

I want to be able to paste from the clipboard on gVim on Windows using Ctrl-Shift-V, just like in Terminator. However, if I put this on my .vimrc imap <C-S-V> "+gP The shortcut works ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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I used diskpart clean to format an SSD, is it possible to recover any of this data?

My Windows 7 was not booting up on my SSD. I tried recovering it but that didn't work. In a rash decision I decided to diskpart clean my SSD as I thought I didn't have any important files on it. It ...
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windows 8 windows login changed to hotmail login [duplicate]

To install some apps from the app store in windows 8 you had to login with a windows login.. Now the login to windows is changed to the login of my hotmail account?! What the ....... !%"&! How ...
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Windows 10 and OEM activation 3.0 (key in BIOS) for Windows 8

Windows 10 is meant to be free of charge for Windows 8 owners in the first year. I have a computer that runs no Windows at all (it runs only Linux). This computer, however, has a Windows 8 key stored ...
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Free Windows 10 Upgrade after One Year

As many of us know that Microsoft is giving free update to Windows 10 for the first year for Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 user. As I am using Windows 7 and today I get that "creepy icon" providing me ...
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Can system restore remove virus from the computer?

Can a system restore to a past time remove the virus from the computer?
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Can i install Hyper-v on a Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2008 or 2012?

I need to install Hyper-V on a Virtual Machine to have different OS to try my programs.My Virtual Machine is Windows Server 2008 R2 but if i need to i could change it to 2012.Could you explane it ...
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See a USB storage device in Windows Disk Management, even if it contains non-Windows partitions

When I insert a USB-stick or a SD card containing only Linux partitions, Windows doesn't see these partitions, and doesn't assign a letter (D:, E:, ...) to them. This is normal, I don't want Windows ...
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How to make hidden partitions accessible in windows 8?

I've read a similar question here, but that solution doesn't work for me... The current partitions on my laptop (2nd hand ASUS Vivobook) look like this: As you can tell I have a 500G HDD and 24G ...
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How can I mirror a drive when no extents are found for plex?

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my system and it has two disk drives. Windows 7 partitioned Disk 0 as: 100MB for "System Reserved" The rest for C: (incl. boot, page file, crash dump) Now I ...
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How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)? [duplicate]

Microsoft has slipped adware prompting users to upgrade to Windows 10 into Windows Update, which for some was marked as important. That counts as shady business in my book, more so because as far as I ...
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Can't Access a file I downloaded since I don't have permissions yet I am admin?

I downloaded some file and everytime I try to copy it or move it somewhere I get these errors Windows cannot access the specified device, path , or file. You may not have the appropriate ...
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No network adapter drivers after Windows re-install

This is a pretty basic question. I got a PC (Packard Bell Easynote TK11-BZ-010BE) that had linux on it, so I thought, just delete the partition and its alright. Well, it wasn't. I went into grub ...
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Restoring factory recovery partition (samsung)

I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition. My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the ...
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how to get Windows event logs in English though the default language is Spanish?

I want to analyze the windows event logs that is been getting generated from windows machines. The default language for windows is Spanish so it is generating the logs in Spanish but the tool which ...
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Windows 8 will not load color profiles - why?

I have a Spyder3Express color calibration device. Under Windows 7 the utility that came with it would happily load the custom profile I created with it without any hassles. Under Windows 8 (have just ...
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Identify latest added or updated files in Windows file folders

In Windows Explorer, I would like to list all the files in a folder, including those in subfolders, and sort them by the time they were added, or the last time they were modified. I am trying to ...
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Is there an alternative to AutoSizer for 64-bit Windows?

Is there an application that sits in your systray and automatically moves/resizes windows as they appear (no hotkey press necessary)? I've been using AutoSizer for years and sadly it no longer works ...
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DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screen

From time to time in the past days I have receiving a blue screen on Windows 8.1 with Update on a Surface Pro 3. It says... DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL In the Event Viewer > System, there is the ...
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How can I receive e-mails based on certain Windows Firewall events?

Is it possible to receive an e-mail when Windows Firewall logs certain events (such as an inbound connection being accepted for example)?
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Windows 8 Services Failed to Start Error

I have Windows 8 x64 and some HDDs randomly appear that do not exist. I went in to the BIOS to check if they were there (they are not there) and booted with out modifying any settings. Windows froze ...
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How do I install gfortran (via cygwin and etexteditor) and enable ifort under Windows XP?

I'm a newbie in the Unix world so all this is a little confusing to me. I'm having trouble compiling some Fortran files under Cygwin on Windows XP. Here's what I've done so far: Installed the e ...
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Remotely check who is logged in by NETBIOS name

I manage a network and I am trying to figure out who is using a machine with a specific NETBIOS name because it appears to be mislabeled physically on the exterior of the box. I am wondering what, if ...